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X-Team recently held a round table discussion on the future of front-end web technologies, and one specific topic really stood out. With React.js being one of the current juggernauts of front-end development, can an up-and-coming technology like Elm hope to dethrone it? And what does WebAssembly have to do with all of this? While readers are likely familiar with React at least on the surface, let us kick this off by giving you a short overview o [...]

This blog marks the beginning of a new series on our blog. Unlike our new X-perience series, which focuses on sharing our engineers' experience on specifics, the X-periment series will contain ideas, contrasting opinions, and discussions on other topics, where we aim to give a broader as opposed to in-depth overview. So, without further ado, let us dive right in. Integration testing is one of those topics where opinions often clash. What should [...]

Some consider it an unholy arcana. Others hail it as the future of programming. What cannot be denied, however, is that, with the advent of Redux and Elm, the interest in functional programming has exploded. We have talked with an X-Teamer who has been a part of the functional programming community for a long time. Michal Kawalec, a dedicated member of the Haskell community, has shared with us his thoughts on all things FP. Michal, thank you for [...]

One of the best ways to stay on top of a new tech like React is to subscribe to newsletters curated by people actually working with that new tech. Searching for the most important React tutorials, news and tips is time consuming when you should be focusing your time on learning. This is where newsletter come in handy. We recommend subscribing to this full list first, and then unsubscribing from the ones you don't like. You won't really know which [...]

Today we’re excited to welcome five new members to the League of the Extraordinary, the honorary group of X-Teamers who have proven they are true superheroes. An X-Teamer is only able to unlock their superhero once they’ve consistently shown they know how to unleash their potential through various personal achievements. With Heroes Pack 23, we honor Juan Enrique Jimenez. (Dominican Republic), Dylan Coffey (USA), Diego Ferreira (Brazil), Henrique [...]

There are about 1 million results on Google for "React Tutorial", so needless to say it can be hard to find the right tutorial to spend your time with. And while I can't say these are the best tutorials ever written, they are definitely the ones that we used (or ended up writing ourselves) to become great React developers. SurviveJS: Become a React Master The SurviveJS guide to React is a great way to get up and running with React, helping you bu [...]

Elm is quickly becoming the alternative to writing code in JavaScript, which has, naturally, grabbed the attention of many React developers. Its benefits include: No runtime errors (!) Easy Refactoring Awesome debugging tools A helpful type system ...and more you can read about from Elm I think one of our developers puts it perfectly: Noah Muth: Elm is a great way to learn about the benefits of static types because the compiler actually repor [...]

Today we’re excited to welcome six new members to the League of the Extraordinary, the honorary group of X-Teamers who have proven they are true superheroes. This is the biggest heroes pack ever! An X-Teamer is only able to #unleash their superhero once they’ve consistently shown the key traits we hold so dear — a proactive drive, a selfless spirit, and a true #sleepcanwait attitude. With Heroes Pack 18, we honor Slawek Kolodziej (Poland), Sven B [...]

We’re a league of superhero remote developers here at X-Team. And as much as we love #unleashing the best in ourselves, leveling up and reaching our potential is pretty difficult without a full health bar. We’ve asked the most fit X-Team superheroes to tell us their secrets to a happier and healthier life as a remote developer, and they were kind enough to share 8 tips to get you on track. Enjoy. Commit to small workouts There’s no excuse to not [...]

We’ve just released an eBook that reveals the secret to how we made 96% of our developers love their jobs (without even needing a ping pong table). The 15-page eBook is written by our CEO and lays out, in detail, the method we use to retain extraordinary developers and keep them fulfilled and engaged in their work. You’ll be surprised you’re not already doing this. Download No Ping Pong Table Required [...]